Sexual Health Promotion

The Health Promotion team at the Sexual Health Centre delivers skills based workshops to Schools, Youth and Community groups, parents and professionals in the Cork and Kerry area. We have been delivering training programmes since 1987. Our workshops are accessible, comprehensive and based on enhancing positive sexual health for all. We allow young people to discuss in a format that allows them to be comfortable in the group and with the topics.

Why Promote Sexual Health

Research indicates that good quality sex education helps young people start their sex lives later. Sexual health promotion is important as statistics indicate that sexually transmitted infections and unplanned pregnancies are on the increase. This also tackles misinformation they may receive from the internet, TV, or other sources.

Schools

Our team provides workshops that work with the students own knowledge, attributes and behaviours. Sexual health information is covered incorporating the life skills needed; Self esteem, Negotiation, Decision Making and Accessing Services. Our workshops reflect the needs of the students and are respectful of the ethos of the school. All our programs are age appropriate.

Youth & Community Groups

Our team delivers workshops to youth and community groups that may not have access through their local schools.

Professionals

The Education team provide training for professionals who wish to work in this area. This training is structured over a number of sessions and is accompanied by necessary technical support.

Parents

Following on from the latest research and feedback from our own sessions we also provide sessions for parents to support them in delivering information and help them in dealing with these issues.